Search for a mystery $1m Lotto winner in Cairns
QUEENSLAND'S newest millionaire could be a Cairns resident after a winning Gold Lotto ticket was bought from a Manunda newsagency.Raintrees Newsagency owner Sharryn Stokes said the mystery winner was likely unaware of their new millionaire status with the prize still unclaimed as of late yesterday.
In her 31 years of operating the newsagency, Mrs Stokes said the $1 million prize could be one of her biggest winners.
"I'm hoping it is someone we know and well-deserved. It would be great to shake their hand and say, 'Congratulations'," she said.
"Saturday is always a good draw. We get well over 1000 people a day purchasing into that draw."
Golden Casket public relations executive Zoe Knobel urged anyone who bought an entry in Saturday's Gold Lotto draw 3271 from Raintrees Newsagency to check their ticket.
"The entry was not registered, so we have no way of contacting the winner to tell them the amazing news," she said.
"You could be one of Queensland's newest millionaires, making for your best Christmas yet."
Ms Knobel said four winners shared in the estimated $4 million division-one prize pool in Saturday's Gold Lotto draw 3271 claiming just over $1 million each.
Mrs Stokes said seven weeks ago the shop sold a second-division winning Powerball ticket worth $76,657.
"And just before that in July we had a $200,000 happy camper which was a $4 scratch-it."
The winning numbers in draw 3271 were 43, 30, 26, 42, 32 and 17 with the supplementary numbers 12 and 6.
Winning tickets were purchased in Cairns, North Rockhampton, Victoria and New South Wales.
Mrs Stokes also said there had been strong interest in tonight's Oz Lotto jackpot worth $10 million.
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Major win: Sharryn Stokes at Raintrees Newsagency.